Fishing buddies Bruce Huntley and Rick Warren
were enjoying a day of fishing in Washington's Lake Padden.
As Huntley was reeling in one of the lake's rainbow trout when a
massive, 6-foot bald eagle swept down from the skies and stole
Huntley's catch directly off his fishing line.
"I noticed the eagle had been watching us from
the tree, did one circle, went right over his head. I yelled
'watch out,' Warren said.
About a week later, Huntley and Warren
returned to the lake and attempted to recreate the scene since
the eagle seemed to be developing a method for snatching free
meals from fishermen on the lake.
Eventually, Warren was able to catch a
stunning photo of the bald eagle in action, attempting to steal
a trout off of Huntley's fishing line.